Written by Michelle Nicol, illustrated by Oisin Farrelly
Inspired by The Magic Finger
Something cracks deep in my tummy.
Tumbling, rumbling like a hard, sour, unripe pear.
A roman candle rocket blasts up to my chest on magnesium flames.
Cheeks sizzle like a lobster on a hot plate.
Chilli burns through every pore.
Belly bubbling goes ballistic.
White-hot lava surges through my bones.
I grind my teeth.
I writhe. I hiss.
An electric eel sparks through my veins.
A million billion shocks through every cell.
Shatter like a glass droplet.
I am furious, fierce, ferocious.
Enough of your oshkoshery!
I point my finger…
No looking back.